Hotels & Camping

Once you’ve registered to attend, you’re going to need a hotel room!

IBMA has worked with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau to establish a great group of host hotels in a variety of price ranges and amenities.  See the list below to review your options and make your hotel reservations.   

The two host hotels (Raleigh Marriott City Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel) are connected to the main IBMA event venues (Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, City Plaza, and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Other overflow hotels are in easy proximity to where all the IBMA action will be!  

Hotels & Rates

Hotels Rates starting at... Proximity to Convention Center Contact Information

Raleigh Marriott City Center
*4 night minimum stay required for this property

$139 Across the street / Connected


Book Jamming Room

Book Non-Jamming Room 

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
*4 night minimum stay required for this property

$139 Across the street 


Book Jamming Room

Book Non-Jamming Room

Clarion Hotel State Capitol 

*This property will become a Holiday Inn, July 2013. All reservations and rates will be honored.


.8 miles / Free R-Line Bus Service Available.  Shuttle stop directly across from hotel


Book Online

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown

$139 1.5 miles / Free R-Line Bus Service Available.Shuttle stop is one block from hotel


Book Online

DoubleTree by Hilton

$154 2.8 miles


Book Online

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

$101 4.7 miles


Group code IBG - Property code RDUNHHF

Holiday Inn Express Raleigh Southwest

$89.98 5.2 miles


Book Online

Red Roof Inn $73.49 2.2 miles

800-874-9000 and put in property # 256






























Additional Hotel Information about amenities, location, and more.

Each reservation (regardless of the hotel property you are staying at) will require a credit card number at the time reservation to guarantee accommodations.

** "JAMMING" AND "NON-JAMMING" ROOMS AVAILABLE:  The Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotels will allow "jam sessions" on designated floors of their property and only guests assigned to those floors will be permitted to host jam sessions during IBMA events. There will also be accommodations designated as quiet/non-jamming areas, and no jam sessions will be permitted in those areas. Consider your preference when choosing your room type and confirm it when making your reservation. The additional properties offering discounted rates to our attendees will not have jamming options for their property.

**CONFIRMING RESERVATION:  Hotel confirmations will be sent to you directly from the hotel property that you chose for your reservation.  NOT IBMA. Review confirmations carefully for accuracy and cancelation policies. Hotels will make every effort to meet your requests for specific room types and locations on a first-come, first served basis.  However, specific room assignments cannot be guaranteed.

Downtown Parking

There are several parking lots and garages around The Raleigh Convention Center and Red Hat Amphitheatre.  Dependent on where you park, attendees should expect to pay a daily parking fee of $5.00 to $15.00 per day. Details on locations of lots and prices will be posted as they are known.


Fully equipped camp sites are available at the NC State Fairgrounds which is approximately 5 miles from downtown and the main event campus (Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, etc).  Drive time is an estimated 10-20 minutes depending upon time of day.  Currently, 50 sites are reserved as a block for IBMA attendees.  

Cost is $25 per night and includes full hook ups.  To Reserve: Contact Claudine Davis/ NC State Fairgrounds at 919-839-4501 or email her at Include "IBMA RV 2013" in the subject line of the email. 

More sites will be added as needed and based upon availability.  At this time, there is NOT as shuttle being provided from/to this location from the main event campus so campers will need to provide or work out their own transportation to and from.  Note:  it is an NCSU home football weekend and this location is near the stadium, reserving early is suggested!

There will also be limited RV and oversized vehicle parking in immediate proximity to the event campus for self contained RV's or those just needing day parking.  Those spaces will be located across the street from the Marriott on the lot between the Marriott and the Performing Arts Center.  Pricing and the reservation process is still being determined and we should have that information for you very soon.